From Pine View Farm

I’ve Never Figured Out . . . 1

. . . why persons transporting illegal substances don’t obey traffic laws:

A rookie state trooper making a routine traffic stop near Harrington uncovered 140 pounds of marijuana Thursday stashed in three laundry bags hidden in the vehicle.

State police spokesman Cpl. Gary Fournier said the trooper, who had been on patrol for less than a week, was driving south on U.S. 13 with his field training officer about 9:35 a.m. when he saw a 1999 Chevrolet blazer bearing the registration belonging to a 1988 Mazda.


On Tuesday night, Laurel police stopped a New Jersey man on U.S. 13 in Laurel for running a red light and discovered 105 pounds of bundled marijuana worth an estimated $85,000 in two cardboard boxes in the rear of his van.

Of course, it’s not always that simple. Some years ago, there was a run of busts on the Jersey Turnpike in Carneys Point township. A cop–actually, he was a Captain in the APD–I was working with at the time told me what was happening:

The smugglers would send the mules north. They would then call the cops and turn them in. The cops would pick the mules up, and the smugglers would collect the reward.


1 comment

  1. Opie

    February 29, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    And then there was the Florida sting where the cops put up a sign on an interstate that said "Drug Enforcement Checks Ahead," or something like that… and then just watched for cars doing u-turns when they saw the sign.